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If you can't jet off to a private retreat for the summer months, aren't you glad you live in San Francisco? We've put together a complete outline of fun, entertaining, exciting, and, yes, even rewarding things to do between now and Labor Day, right here in this Summer Guide. Our writers pack a picnic for seizing a perfectly glorious day by the bay — and learn to sail on it, too. Find out how to help city kids on summer vacation, and help yourself to the best upcoming concerts, films, and special events of the season. Check it out, and enjoy the season.


A Different Tack
A nautical novice learns sailing's not just for the high society
By Maya Kroth

School's out for summer
Be a kid again when you share some time with local youngsters
By Frances Reade

Music Live, Worth the Drive
Hot summer concerts for tastes all along the codger spectrum
By Dan Strachota

Get Inside!
Your forecast of the summer's top movies
By Jordan Harper, Melissa Levine, Luke Y. Thompson and Robert Wilonsky

Picnic in the City
Forget the burgers and brats; we're packing roast beef sushi
By Tamara Palmer

Tasty Picnic Libations
Beyond bottled water, or beer, or soda
By Tamara Palmer

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